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My new Acer flat-screen monitor dispays stretched hortzontal image. I can figure out how to set the correct resolution.

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Right-click on your computer screen...then click on Properties in the pop-up menu. You should see the "Display Properties" window. Now click on the Settings tab and you'll be able to try a different resolution setting.

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